Recovery Stories

Someone found it on the bike index and gave me a call! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kana Bike recovered 2023.11.7

Bike Recovery Action Team volunteer Tracy and a good Samaritan neighbor! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patrick Bike recovered 2023.11.7

A bike index user found it at a bike shop in Davis, CA (80 miles away) and the police impounded it translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Katrina Bike recovered 2023.11.7

Police spotted it at Chinook Centre in Calgary and was able to return it to me with the help of Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Katie Bike recovered 2023.11.5

My bike was found a few blocks away by a neighbor who said it was left in their yard. They were able to contact me via the bike index listing. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cole Bike recovered 2023.11.5

Someone texted and said they had my bike (found my number on the bikeindex.org listing), sent pics that verified the registration#. Met the guy in a public place, the cops recovered my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Charles Bike recovered 2023.11.4

The person who bought it suspected it was stolen, so they looked it up on Bike Index and found my contact information to return the bike to me. I have now recovered both bikes that were stolen together thanks to Bike Index and the good Samaritans out there! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2023.11.4

The police found it in someone's possession and ran the serial number. They found it listed here, confiscated it and called us to return it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Old Bike recovered 2023.11.2

Bike was found abandoned downtown and the police were able to identify and return it back to me because of this bike index post. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jake Bike recovered 2023.10.28

Edmonton Police Theft Recovery translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Husain Bike recovered 2023.10.28

A community member saw a neighbor pull up next door with it and another bike and he recovered it for me, contacted me through Stolen Bikes NOLA and returned the bike to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jackie Bike recovered 2023.10.25

recovered via BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Abby Bike recovered 2023.10.23

recovered via BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Todd Bike recovered 2023.10.23

recovered via BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Todd Bike recovered 2023.10.23

recovered via BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Bike recovered 2023.10.23

A stranger looked up the serial number on Bike Index and contacted me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike recovered 2023.10.21

It was taken on Wednesday Oct 11th, 2023. We registered it stolen on bike index that same day. On Saturday Oct 14th we received a text from Bike Index indicated a possible match to our bike on a marketplace website. With support from Bike index we recovered our bike on Oct 18th. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mathew Bike recovered 2023.10.19

Got a couple tips from people on Bike Index that they saw the bike. Me and a friend searched area around last known location until we found a guy riding on it. Tried to wait for police but ended up just confronting the him ourselves. He gave it up without much fight luckily. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cy Bike recovered 2023.10.19

Posted on Facebook, made police reports, posed it here and just community help! Thanks all!!! Take photos of your bike record serial number and register it with police before yours gets taken! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marnie Bike recovered 2023.10.18

RCMP found bike at know druggie location in Williams Lake. Serial numbers proved the most important element in relocating bike and recovering unit. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2023.10.18

RCMP found bike at know druggie location in Williams Lake. Serial numbers proved the most important element in relocating bike and recovering unit. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2023.10.18

A kind citizen recovered it from a homeless camp. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Bike recovered 2023.10.17

Bought it back from somebody - could well have been the guy who stole it, but was afraid that if I left it out of sight one more time, that'd be it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2023.10.17

Fellow citizen saw it and reported it to the police. SFPD then recovered the bicycle. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Clint Bike recovered 2023.10.17

Seattle Police Department found it at a homeless encampment and checked Bike Index. They returned the bike to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.10.15

Police returned the bike after tracking it to us via the serial number and bike index. The bike had been stolen and spray painted. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marlene Bike recovered 2023.10.14

Someone saw it with a suspicious individual and looked it up on Bike Index. They called me and showed me the location they last saw it. I went to the location with a friend, found the bike, and called law enforcement to help get it back from the individual. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Henry Bike recovered 2023.10.14

Found for sale on the internet by stranger, now friend. He set up the meet & I found a friend for backup & sure enough this dude rolls up on my bike. I had police report & bike index print out of pics&specs & cops returned it to me & sent me on my way! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jessie Bike recovered 2023.10.14

KCAI Security found it after it was dropped back off where it was taken. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kai Bike recovered 2023.10.14

Police recovered the bike in Lethbridge. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2023.10.12

Burlington based bike recovery group retrieved the bike and brought it to the UVM police department. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Beatrice Bike recovered 2023.10.11

Police searched the home of a man known to police and found the bike in his garage translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Monica Bike recovered 2023.10.7

Friend of mine found it and took it back from whoever had it and brought it back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Delicia Bike recovered 2023.10.7

I was informed about an OfferUp listing matching the description of my bicycle by a good user on the Bike Index at the end of August. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hayden Bike recovered 2023.10.6

Police called 3 weeks after and said they have recovered the bike. Got it back the same day they called although the bike was a little bit scratched up. Super grateful to have it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Regan Bike recovered 2023.10.6

recovered by BVT bikes Fb group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Leslie Bike recovered 2023.10.5

Bike was recovered by UofA peace officers on campus property. Peace officers found my stolen bike on bike index which brought up my information. They called me up and I picked up my bike immediately. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rocky Bike recovered 2023.10.5

recovered via BVT stolen bikes group on FB translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Linda Bike recovered 2023.10.3

recovered via BVT stolen bikes group on FB translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lauren Bike recovered 2023.10.3

recovered via BVT stolen bikes group on FB translated from English

Photo of recovered bike lea Bike recovered 2023.10.3

recovered via BVT stolen bikes group on FB translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Phil Bike recovered 2023.10.3

Police of Edmonton find my bike translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sofia Bike recovered 2023.10.3

Found by Jon from Burlington Bike Index. Found at Oakledge park and posted on Facebook group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nicolas Bike recovered 2023.10.1

Calgary Police got me my baby back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Garth Bike recovered 2023.9.29

Edmonton police officers found it! They were able to track it with the bike index sticker! And translated from English

Photo of recovered bike RICARDO Bike recovered 2023.9.29

Calgary Police recovered it after viewing my BikeIndex posting translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.9.28

An Edmonton Transit driver found it at a transit centre and turned it in to the police. It had been taped and had been ridden but not damaged. I'm glad to have it back, and Bike Index played a key role in ensuring it was returned. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2023.9.28

BVT FB group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Linda Bike recovered 2023.9.27

BVT FB group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Corina Bike recovered 2023.9.27

Bike index! It showed up on a ladies lawn across the city. 2 days later the person that took it showed up asking for it. The lady informed her she returned it to the owner and she took off. Got it all on video, hoping to catch this person now for the other bike they took! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sierra Bike recovered 2023.9.27